64k
Like

Riff: Green Day – “Stray Heart”

Nov 13, 2012

Oh you’re the only one that I’m dreaming of/Your precious heart

from Stray Heart lyrics by Green Day

Dynamic melody confounds the Green Day mind here, on a record dripping with phoned-in power-chord filth. Albeit a simple doo-wop-tinged bass line, Billie Joe’s actually arching  his vocal, on a track that’s actually sane in its endearment – that is, absent of misogyny and choke holds.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' resident Content Guru. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

What is a RIFF?

A RIFF is a bonsai-trimmed song review in 300 characters or less, plugging your favorite lyric. Create your own, vote others to the TOP - the lyric is your oyster.

More Riffs

Mike WiLL Made-It – “Pussy Overrated” (ft. Future & Wiz Khalifa)

NehruvianDOOM – “Mean the Most”

Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)”

Tim McGraw – “Shotgun Rider”

Les Sins – “Why”

The Script – “Superheroes”

PHFAT – “House of Clashes”

RZA – “Grits”

David Bowie – “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)”

The Game – “Bloody Moon”